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Incorrect 'The Title is missing' error? RRS feed

  • Question

  • User-1021229074 posted

    I'm receiving 'The title is missing' errors for pages that are actually redirects.

    For example:

    URL
    http://www.foobar.co.uk/2004/11/10/Why+I+Agree.aspx

    being redirected:

    Headers:

    Refresh: 0;url=http://www.foobar.co.uk/2004/11/10/why-i-agree/
    Content-Type: text/html
    Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5
    X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.5 (x64),ASP.NET
    Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:14:03 GMT
    Connection: close
    Content-Length: 0

    Is this an incorrectly reported error?

     

    Friday, April 23, 2010 8:41 AM

All replies

  • User-1021229074 posted
    Thats because it's just an example! :)
    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 9:24 AM
  • User-47214744 posted

    the page you are showing above is not technically a redirect, it is using a Refresh technique that is commonly misused as a redirect. the thing that I would highly recommend is to NOT use that technique and instead use "real redirects", which are status code 301, 302, or 307.

    Using real redirects actually give semantic information to search engines, (ie is it permanent, temporary, etc), whereas refresh does not tell them anything. It is highly recommended to use standard HTTP status codes, since using this refresh as redirect technique has in the past been associated with SPAM and might be confused.

    So bottomline that is the reason why SEO Toolkit is still validating the response as a normal response, since technically the status code 200 means "OK". 

    Monday, May 3, 2010 12:13 AM